Sahara Desert once verdant oasis

The Sahara Desert is one of the harshest, most inhospitable places on the planet, covering much of North Africa in some 3.6 million square miles of rock and windswept dunes. But it wasn’t always so desolate and parched. Primitive rock paintings and fossils excavated from the region suggest that the Sahara was once a relatively […]

2018 Divestment Year in Review

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] From school children to individuals, companies, and corporations, the global fossil fuel divestment movement has challenged the right of the fossil fuel industry to damage the environment. By divesting from fossil fuels, we are requiring polluters to take responsibility for their products and hitting them where it hurts […]

Can’t understand Climate Change ?

Look no further than here below, if you can’t understand climate change. In this December 27, 2018 post by Michael James in Synthetic Zero, on climate change, a confident Gavin Schmidt explains how after studying climate change with models that illustrate the complex interactions of small-scale environmental events, he came up with this bright and […]

Water crisis looms for Egypt

Water crisis looms for Egypt as Ethiopia’s Nile mega-dam nears completion #Environment Ethiopia’s GERD dam is set to reshape the complex water politics of the Nile Basin – and ‘water stressed’ Egyptians will be the biggest losers Kieran Cooke Thursday 27 December 2018 Editor’s note: Two of the biggest dam projects in the world – one […]

Global Warming could cause a Global Economic Collapse

Sue Williams in 12/03/2018 exploring whether Global Warming could cause a Global Economic Collapse, came up with the following. Could Global Warming Cause a Global Economic Collapse? This September, it was reported that a United Nations panel had predicted that the world had 12 years to “check climate change or be prepared to face dire consequences”. […]

What if we engineered the world’s climate!

Rob Bellamy, University of Manchester and Matthew Watson, University of Bristol wrote that Nations may soon be desperate enough about global warming to consider deliberately engineering the world’s climate. Should we engineer the climate? A social scientist and natural scientist discuss Ekaterina Karpacheva/Shutterstock.com Rob Bellamy, University of Manchester and Matthew Watson, University of Bristol This […]

COP24 concluded for yet another UN meeting

The COP24 concluded with the UN promising to hold another summit in Chile next year. It will be one year ahead of the real crunch time when countries must produce their Paris agreement resulting emissions commitment details. Meanwhile, it must be known thatthe US, Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait tried to torpedo the COP24 Climate […]